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#1 Old 01-06-2018, 11:28 AM
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Brushing teeth - What do you use/not use?

Hey guys, for the past 1.5 years I have been brushing my teeth with a soft brush, no toothpaste, and rinse my mouth with water after each meal.

3 dentists checked my teeth, and they said everything looks good.

I also researched, and all articles basically said it is not what is on the brush, but the brush itself.

Also, I wasn't a fan of the average toothpaste, tastes like sweet burning poison, and I heard the fluoride use is synthetic and nothing like the fluoride find in organic rivers and streams.

What's your take?
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#2 Old 02-04-2018, 07:19 PM
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To be honest, I agree with the articles. Having a better toothbrush is beneficial to helping brush out the bacteria in hard to reach places. As long as you brush your teeth 3 times a day and rinse out, you'll be good to go.
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Hey guys, for the past 1.5 years I have been brushing my teeth with a soft brush, no toothpaste, and rinse my mouth with water after each meal.

3 dentists checked my teeth, and they said everything looks good.

I also researched, and all articles basically said it is not what is on the brush, but the brush itself.

It's great to hear that you are having good results with this!

Could you provide links to the articles?

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I store my toothbrush inside a bottle of alcohol, so it's basically germ-free. When I take it out, all I have to do is rinse it with clear water to remove the alcohol. Sometimes, I sprinkle the bristles with some baking soda and a little salt.

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I need to add that dental problems are largely based on genetics.
My dentist has advised me to keep away from baking soda as well as peppermint oils- the very things my organic toothpaste, as well as my homemade stuff were made of. My teeth are very soft, bones are fine, teeth soft

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#6 Old 04-30-2018, 01:05 AM
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So it just means that I suck at brushing my teeth and I need to get better at it.
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My toothbrush is medium and moreover I use a dental floss.

Great thing! Recommend.
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#8 Old 08-16-2018, 04:31 PM
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Well, thats great. Actually, i have been using toothpaste for a long time and now sometimes i feel burning sensation in my mouth after brushing and find my mouth something like reddish in color. Is everything ok or should i consult with my doctor?
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Well, thats great. Actually, i have been using toothpaste for a long time and now sometimes i feel burning sensation in my mouth after brushing and find my mouth something like reddish in color. Is everything ok or should i consult with my doctor?
Of course you need to visit a doctor!
I had the same problem once, when I've tried to change my toothpaste. I ended up with stomatitis.

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I use Tom's, and a soft baby toothbrush since I have sensory issues. But hey, do what works for you. ^_^
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#11 Old 08-27-2018, 07:52 AM
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I use organic charcoal toothpaste by Virginic and it has a great affect, do not need to go to dentist for whitening them, only for care purposes
I think the toothpaste is more for smell purposes then actually cleaning.. so I don't want have a bad smell, especially in the morning
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#13 Old 12-05-2020, 12:53 PM
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I really hate the morning breath thing, so I brush my teeth and rinse twice, one after another in the morning. I then brush again if I am going out at all, and usually sometime in the evening. It can be 2-5 times a day, and I always use Listerine mouthwash after I brush. Last time I was doing some type of dental bonding, my dentist said, "wow your teeth look great as usual. Im glad to see you are brushing and flossing twice a day" I just nod my thanks. Though I never floss
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I use a commercial toothpaste (I grew up with Colgate, but I've used different brands). Sometimes I just brush with a wet toothbrush- no paste. My dentist advised me to use a brush with soft bristles and not be too rough brushing my teeth: be gentle and brush away from the gumline toward the biting surface of the teeth.

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